​The ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier Playoffs began today, starting with heated matches between Cloud9 and G2 Esports. The French super team looked a little out of character, as Cloud9 seemingly walked all over them for a 2-0 finish. Miss the matches? Read ahead for a full recap.

Map Veto

1. G2 removed Train

2. Cloud9 removed Nuke

3. G2 picked Cobblestone

4. Cloud9 picked Inferno

5. Cloud9 removed Overpass

6. G2 picked Cache

7. Mirage was left over

Map 1 (Cobblestone)
  • Cloud9 16:12 G2 Esports

​Kenny "kennyS" Schrub tried his best, but even he could not lead his team past Cloud9. KennyS finished with a K/D of 23-18 and a rating of 1.2, even picking up an ace in the process.

Although this play put G2 up by two rounds, Cloud9 showed they knew how to force buy and mounted a serious comeback. Timothy "autimatic" Ta shined in this match, picking up 29 kills on only 17 deaths. He had a great ADR of 107.4, and a rating of 1.53. His teammates played equally well, with Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham scoring another 20 kills, and Jake "Stewie2K" Yip dropping 25. Will "RUSH' Wierzba and Tarik "tarik" Celik were the only two who seemed to under perform on an offensive level, however they were able to come up with some big plays when necessary. 

Map 2 (Inferno)
  • Cloud9 16:8 G2 Esports

Cloud9 carried the momentum from map one into this match, and ​played some fantastic Counter-Strike. Tarik was clearly just resting last game, as he exploded for 31 kills on only 15 deaths, with a rating of 2.05. Skadoodle continued his solid play, dropping another 23 kills with only 14 deaths. He was making it look easy, especially when he picked up this key kill to win their 15th round. 

G2's performance, on the other hand, was nothing to write home about. Only Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt finished positive, and even then only at 19-18. There seemed to be no communication, no teamwork, and no real desire to win. G2 is now out of the competition, and Cloud9 moves on to the semifinals to face Astralis.

The stream will be available on ​ELEAGUE's offical Twitch channel, with the semifinals beginning Oct 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Also, check out our ​YouTube channel for more CS:GO content.

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